North Tipperary County Council has informed local Cllr. Michael Smith that a bottle bank will be placed in Kennedy Park in the coming weeks; this will be overseen and monitored by the local area office.
In welcoming the news Cllr. Smith complemented the excellent work which has been undertaken by the local committee in the area.
“Huge praise must be given to the local volunteers who have done Trojan work in transforming their estate. We have witnessed roads being resurfaced under a local Council scheme, new playing field, planting of trees and scrubs and now a bottle bank which will be assuring during the week.
“I am delighted that following discussions I had that the Council is in a position to assist in the provision of this Bottle Bank. To date over 40 banks have been located throughout the County by the Council and this will provide initiative and encourage the public to reduce and recycle waste. There are three existing sites in the town where bottle banks are located; these are in St. Anne’s School, rear of the Garda Station and the Roscrea Civic Amenity site.
Cllr. Smith concluded by saying that local schools had worked towards greater awareness on litter, waste and recycling. “Today’s news shows the Council’s willingness to provide a range of services to help those who reduce, reuse and recycle”.